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their work here if we want america to be the country that leads the world in research and innovation in the 21st century, and as an american i want that to be the united states. this is an issue that can be solved. the american people are way ahead of where their elected representatives are coming and i look at the composition in this room and there is a generation gap. i find that the older people are the less receptive they are to immigration reform the younger they are the more receptive they are to immigration reform, and i have a column in the post that i would encourage all of you to read called the night of the gop began to lose the 2012 election and that was the night that governor rick perry got booed by the audience for defending in-state tuition were for the children of undocumented workers in texas which passed in 2001 with only five state legislators voting against it. do you know how difficult it is to get all but five texas state legislators to agree on anything? it's almost impossible. they won't even agree on what time the sun came up, but they agreed to this legisla
was about having a balanced plan that addressed america's fiscal challenges. acknowledged there were serious fiscal challenges that we do need long-term, deficit reduction. that's important for america's credibility, and it's important for america's economy and economic growth. that plan has to be balanced and that means significant revenues, and it has to go around. typically that means the wealthy and well off have to pay their fair share as well. again, these are not new issues. they are ones that were debated. they came up in every debate. even foreign policy debate. and so we think that the american people are on the side of the president and democrats. that is not to say -- [inaudible] we want to remind everyone that there's already been a trillion dollars, over a trillion dollars in spending cuts. and so that is a significant part of this debate, because it happened last year. but just because washington has a short memory doesn't mean we all should have one. and that there's already been sacrifice on behalf of through those discretionary cuts. we are particularly excited doing a lot
of costs which are going to escalate in the near future and bankrupt america because we can't afford spending on the elderly, on social security and medicare. well, i think if you're a oceanographer or even a mere surfer, none of these -- and this comes from "the washington post" -- none of these actually look like tidal waves. i know it's kind of small, it goes out to 2040. if you just look at the top two, health care spending, public health care spending, medicare and medicaid and social security, the second chart, if you look at social security, as monique said earlier, it goes from a little less than 5% now to about 6% by the middle of the 21st century. that's not exactly a tsunami that threatens to destroy our civilization and calls for immediate, urgent action. what it means is simply over half a century we need to either raise revenues by about 1.5% of gdp, or alternative if you want you could cut social security's benefits by that amount, or you could have some compromise. or you could think about reform within the context of the retirement system as a whole, and arguably as
examining america's education system and the impact on national security. council on foreign relations moderates the discussion, about an hour. >> welcome to this evening, broadcast of morning joe. the energy in this room is a real testament to two things. one is how the education reform has ripened, a combination of meade, the talent we see in this room has coalesced on the issue of new technologies but there is a sense that the moment has arrived and the other is jeb bush. [applause] >> i am a great believer that two things matter in life. won his ideas and the other is people. that is the real driver of change, the real driver of history. when you unpack it all and jeb bush is a perfect example. the coming together of a person with real talent and drive with a set of ideas and this is one of them. the fact that you are all here is the greatest salute you could give. condoleezza rice and i come out of a national security background. we use to mess around with something called the rand bond calculator. xbox it used to calculate what was known as the cp, the circular error of probable
education the vast majority of what we do in america k-12 higher education is done by public institutions. it's done by public institutions that are run by states. a lot of other work including most charter schools are nonprofits or famous institutions like stanford and harvard and yale and princeton. and then, however, there's a substantial swath of activity that is for-profits, both for-profits that run schools or colleges. there is also for-profits that sell everything from pencils to paper to textbooks, to curricula, to professional development and school systems and universities and colleges. we don't often think about that. we don't often think about what the upsides, what are the downsides, how does that play out and that's what we really want to get into today. for instance, just recently our friends at parent revolution said, you know, when thinking about the parent trigger that we, you know, there's a need to regulate. we need to think about where to draw the lines and what kind of operators to permit, they choose not to encourage, for-profits be permitted to participate because
. that will be live here on c-span2 starting at 1:30 p.m. eastern. >> america ranks 29th thousands speed of the an attack such leading industrial likes of the world as moby and ukraine. moldavia and ukraine. we pay the highest price and were by far. by one match with a 38 times what the japanese paper bit of information. if you buy one of these triple play packages and i have one in my home, you pay on average with taxes and use $160. in france you pay $38 u.s., and you get worldwide calling to 70 countries are not just u.s. and canada. you get worldwide television, not just domestic, and your internet is 20 times faster uploading and 10 times faster downloading, and your bank is than 25 cents on the dollar. all these other countries understand the fundamental principle, in the 19th century, canals and railroads were the key to economic growth as industrial nation came along and you had to move heavy things like steel. the 20 century came along, it was highways, interstate highway program and airports that were crucial to economic growth. now it's the information superhighway. what does
and play even a modest role in fulfilling the believe in america and the cultural diversity of the human communities. a diversity that these awards are committed to nourishing and protecting. so think you for honoring me with this assignment, and now let's get on to the reason that you've come here to meet in this year's honorees. it's showtime, ladies and gentlemen. esi edugyan. this is the miracle of frenetic skilling, ladies and gentlemen. if you saw this you wouldn't even recognize the name. from baltimore to berlin to paris, "half-blood blues" is esi edugyan's story of an afro german trumpet player and his band called the hot time swingers is in 1939 for occupied paris arrested by the nazis for the crime of being in africa german jazz musician. degenerate both by birth because he's one of the masters so-called produced by the unions of german women and french colonial soldiers after world war i and degenerate by choice because they considered jazz to be a degenerate art form, a quote on quote, jewish property. think about that. it's a figure of the novel which has been praised to th
focus on the real issues facing america, like catching up -- that's a homeland is a tv show on showtime. [laughter] let's move to nonfiction. it is a privilege for me to be at the council on foreign relations, and thank you for hosting, and and for moderating. i see a number of people in the audience who have done such important work in the space, some of my colleagues and other government agencies. i see charlie firestone from the aspen institute, very involved in issues that i will be talking about today. let me start with one provocative sentence from jeffrey sachs of columbia university. he said recently the information and communications technology revolution is surely the most powerful single force for economic development in the world today. so i want to talk about that today, about the enormous opportunities the broadband revolution is creating. i will also talk about the dangerous fact that the global internet is at a crossroads. threats to the future of the internet have never been more serious, and if we don't tackle these threats, the u.s. and other nations will pay the pric
to go unspent that can go out and serve unserved america today. the same issue will be in front of us in 2013. that's what windstream's waiver is all about, is there other ways to think about this other than setting the 775 limit. and beyond that i think getting on to the model that we need going forward for universal service funding. the industry, the usta has put forth a model, but the fcc has to come up with their own model which will drive caf ii is what we're calling it, the connect america fund 2, so that's where the biggest bang for the buck will be in our business. because remember, as we looked at these more than minor changes in the financials of the telephone companies across the country, it was so important that we do these two things coincidentally. we kind of got a little bit out of sync. we've gotten one done very effectively, efficiently and fast. it's happen realtime, it's showing up in the numbers today, we've just got to work this usf thing out x it's about the consumer. >> host: jeff gardner is president and ceo of the windstream corporation, he is also chairman th
to defend america and our readiness. our military is deployed in more locations around the world at a greater operate-rate than was ever the case during the cold war. i sometimes say i look wistfully back on the days of the cold war. back then we had an enemy that we could define. he was an enemy was predictable. that's not the case anymore. after almost two decades of fighting all these contingents worldwide dlawg klug four major regional conflicts with a force structure that's 40% smaller and equipment that is decades older than the military readiness during its decline. this is what we're faced with right now and all is coming at a time when the obama administration has cut the defense budget, projecting over the ten-year period by some $487 billion and if the obama sequestration were to become a reality that would be a trillion dollars over this period of time coming out of our defense budget, even -- even the secretary of defense, the obama secretary of defense said it would be devastating. he used the word devastating. if that were not enough the obama administration contin
tax laws. the world has changed a lot in that time period and yet america has not kept up. the underlying assumptions in our tax code are frankly out of step with the complexities of today's global economy. this is especially evident in our corporate tax code. on the domestic side of our corporate tax code, the u.s. has become the highest tax rate country among all the developed countries in the world. so canada just lowered their rate from 16.5% to 15%. our rate is 39.2% when you combine the state and federal burden. federal burden 35%. state burden closer to 5%, 6%. so right now, the average among all the developed countries in the world is 25%, and the u.s. rate again stands at 39.2% when you combine state and federal. a similar trend is played out with respect to international tax rules because our trading partners including japan and britain have moved to a more competitive territorial like tax regime over the last ten years which encourages the movement of investment capital jobs overseas. so there is a simple point here which is by standing still the united states i
't happen often it generally means that the deadlock is focused on a definition question of america, and the definition question faced in this country is that we are going to go towards a european style of social democracy or more towards the traditional conservative populism of jackson or ronald reagan. third, when the country manages to deal with such a deadlock or change such a deadlock as this it doesn't come to any other means. so you have a lot of red and that may be a good harbinger for your party but it doesn't say anything about how the country is going to move forward in terms of what you promote. so given all of that if you buy any of it, to what extent do you see any way the next four years are going to be anything other than a continuation of the last struggling kicking the can down the road not really dealing with the fundamental problems in america? >> three very good questions. i would say that obama's first term has two parts before and after the 2012 election just as the clinton administration was also to parts. i talk about the last six years when they took the ho
berman for his service to america hand and to congratulate the congressman who ran for office, whether they either won or lost last night. it's an incredible thing to have served or to be willing to serve. it's very painful process to go through negative campaigning, very hard on the candidate and very hard on their families and i think the american voters away greatest attitude to all who are willing to serve, whether they win or lose. i picked a very distinguished panel of folks to talk today from left to right. trying to make it convenient for you, i've seeded them in a way that i think is approximately from your left to right. so on my right and your left, i am going to start with our first speaker at the way i'm going to do it as i'm going to very briefly introduce the speaker and then i'm going to ask them the same question which is about what happened in the election and what it means. we will spend about five minutes and go on to the next speaker and we are going to heaven opportunity to do a lot of q&a. this is going to be nonpartisan. we have both political parties represente
to working with commissioner hamburg to protect our children and to protect everyone in america from these die tear supplements, whether it is 5-hour energy or the monster energy drink which led to the death of this 14-year-old girl in maryland. mr. president, it's been many years since came to this floor and argued about dietary supplements. we all know what's involved here. i always preface my remarks by saying when i got up this morning i took my vitamin, i took my fish oil pill. i believe i should have the right to do that. i don't know p it helps, but i think it does. but when it comes to dietary supplements that go beyond that type of supplement, the things that include dramatic increases in caffeine, we have to take the next step. i managed a few years ago to pass a law over some ukes h. -- over some or,, but a law that requires the makers of dietary supplements to report adverse incidents. so we can gather this together and pick up any trends that are alarming or worrisome. the companies have not been reporting them as obvious as thishtd. now we know, as said at the outset of
that will help the american people to progress. i want to see america -- >> host: you want compromise? >> caller: i want compromise, yes. but i'm going to tell you this, and make no mistake about it, we have people in this country that have completely destroyed rather than try to compromise and try to bring the government to some sort of conclusion where everybody will benefit. some people in this country feel as though other people should not exist or have any benefit and they would do everything possible, spend all their money, disrupt the government and do whatever they can to prevent other people from having a happy life. >> host: let me ask you this. do you think that president obama should govern as if he has a mandate? how far should he pushed, should he be aggressive? >> caller: he has to be aggressive because if he doesn't -- >> host: is that compromise though? >> caller: you can be aggressive and still compromise. let me say this, the congress is the tea party for and if obama or romney or the other was president we would still have trouble because the tea party has an agenda and we ha
, and within three months, they were shipping their product across 40 states in america. and now they're hiring people and now they're growing. and it's . >> we talk a lot of social proof in investing. ron conway invested, that's safe for me to invest. right? what you're describing makes me think about social proof for consumers. right. you know, 600 people put up some money and help the woman raise $15 ,000 there must be something there. and i think that, you know, facebook, you know, is part of that. like you can see how many people like something or, you know, give it their stamp of approval, and this is kind of, you know, the next step in economic. >> and we're all social beings. it's interesting if you think preindustrial revolution. it lead us to do so many different things. engage in dirl different culture and travel to new places, learn about new interest. what it didn't allow is the personal connection. what i feel facebook for the social world around it has done is brought the personal relationship back to the center. businesses can be personal and they can actually have a voice. as a
with agriculture. they basically defined them as a child molesting aliens out to destroy the fabric of america and showed them the commercials and said you know, if we don't get what we want, millions of dollars can be spent on commercials just like this and they got what they wanted and didn't have to spend any money. that is what this has done and this isn't corrupting they were on a different planet in the different universe than the real world of what we face. so there is all of that to deal with and we are getting them all legislation being written by the outside interest the gets plugged right in. it is the gilded age brought up to the 21st century, and nothing that we want. i want to take a little -- i always like to find places i can take issue with tom so i want to address the question. i actually don't believe that the right wing of -- without representing the republican party represents the republican party we have survey after survey that shows on a range of issues of identified republicans do not take the same positions. the tea party consists of a lot of older voters that have no
we talked about earlier. competitiveness. america is falling behind in terms of our competentive position and one of the main reasons is our tax system is antiquated. it is inefficient. there are ways to fix it. every other country in the world by the way, oecd countries, have transformed, reformed, lower the rates. think about it. we haven't touched it since ronald reagan really. in 1986. bill clinton did raise the rate one point but we haven't done anything to touch our rate and reform our code. every other country, all of them have. taxes gone from 16% to 15%. you do business there. this flow of capital will follow countries that have more competitive environment and taxes are one of them. yes, we have to reform the tax code. when you do that, i will get more revenue. it is guaranteed. again, sort of as i was talking about earlier. this is opportunities here. this is opportunity for us as a country. if you look at the congressional budget analysis and joint tax committee analysis, what tax reform could mean in terms of macroeconomic impact and growth, all will lead to more gro
and visit schools in rural and urban america and find out that kid's story and this kid's story, i said, you know, we've got to share these stories. because, you know, we're in a nation of storytellers. and when you hear the stories, when you connect with the stories, when you connect with the passion, when you connect with the challenge, it helps you get motivated to embrace solutions that work to meet that challenge. so i ask great school operators from around the country to introduce me to some of their most successful stories. kids who went through challenges but overcame the odds. you know, like the farm girl in this indiana who -- in indiana who was a member of the national honor society but knew she wasn't up to grade, up to her grade level. and she, you know, used to skin pigs and do all that stuff, hunt. she appeared to be a country girl, an old school country girl. and she's 14 years old, and she said i want tock a veterinarian -- i want to be a veterinarian. her name's jamie. she said, but i can't be a veterinarian when they're giving me grades that i haven't earned. because i hav
that the history of america was not always what it is today, and we know the struggles that people with disabilities have had in getting access to the services that we sometimes take for granted. i remember many years ago, i visited our state institution for children with -- with developmental disabilities, and i saw in one large room literally 100 children receiving no care at all, most of them not clothed. i knew that we could do better in this country. and today, our access to health services for people with disabilities is remarkably better. i remember when if you had a physical disability and were confined to a wheelchair, it was basically impossible to get use of public transportation. we have changed those policies in our country, recognizing that every american has the right to basic services. i remember when it was difficult for people to get public education in the traditional schools if you had disabilities. we have changed those laws in america, we changed our public accommodation laws, we have changed our employment laws. we have led the world in saying that it's a bas
of america, protecting, the next initiation comes in office -- a currency manipulator. speak why don't you start with that because i think that is directed first year and then i can higher on? >> i love to have ladies first but it ain't working. okay,. >> by president obama has not propose calling china a currency minute or so i will leave that to you. i will also follow-up but -- >> okay, that's fine, that's fine. [inaudible] >> sorry? [inaudible] spent look, i don't have an issue with the. i think that first of all what governor romney is essentially talking about, just to clarify and i going to say too much, he's saying if china wants to trade we need a level playing field to there isn't a level playing field. it ultimately is bad for everybody. because at some point americans will stop investing in china. and he says he's going to lay on tariffs. so he's saying if you guys want to play this game, we can hurt you just as much as you think you can hurt us. now, what would you to the strategic balance out there, which is your question, my guess is that the chinese will push as far as they
of the disastrous trade policies it is harder and harder to buy any products made in the united states of america to lose the automobile industry would have been a real blow for our entire economy and millions of workers not just in michigan and ohio but the car dealers in the state of vermont. so, to me this wasn't an abstract question. i voted for that bailout and i am proud to see that we are once again producing automobiles in the united states of america but we have got to go through and we need to make fundamental changes on the way that wall street does business so that we don't get back into this position again, and number two we need to change our trade policies for the products that are made in the united states of america and not china. >> moderator: mr. diamondstone, your answer, please. diamondstone: i oppose those bailouts, chrysler and general motors, but the other bailouts which were far more significant coming and we should have bought those companies including the banks, aig and the resolution backing in 2008 is that they should become public corporations, not private corporatio
with international undergraduates. america's great research universities have long had large population of international graduate students. likewise, most american colleges and universities have a lot of discussion not only successful but about intergroup relations among undergraduates. but a lot of that has been about american undergraduates of the different groups. for a variety of reasons some of them, education from some of them financial. we have seen huge shift in recent years where american universities are recruiting many more international undergraduates. and i don't think they have always talked about the issues related to the. two recent stories that struck me of concern we did, there's a very interesting study asking graduates instead significant friendships among american students. and very large numbers said they did not. we often did a story on websites that have sprouted up at ohio state and university of nebraska and they're called ohio state haters, nebraska haters. these are websites where the people are anti-hate. they go to the twitter feeds of undergraduates and fi
know, america is going down the wrong track, and if we don't do something about it now, if we don't get our country back on the road to growth and prosperity, my 13-year-old son jack, all of our children and our grandchildren won't inherit the same country that we did. there are two philosophies in this race, one that believes in government as the solution, the other belief, my belief, it believes in the individual, it believes in you. while my opponent supports president obama's big government agenda, i'm fighting against the president's failed policies because i believe north dakotans, not washington, ought to be trusted to make decisions about their family, their money and their opportunities. now, i agree -- i grew up in western north dakota, i started a business in north dakota, i served in the best citizens' legislature in the country where we created policies that have made north dakota the envy of the nation. in north dakota we balance our budget. we do it by living within our means and making the decisions today, not tomorrow or next year. that's the north dakota way, and that'
constituents. >> higher education in america is intensely competitive. we compete for faculty. we compete for students, we compete for philanthropy, research grants, some of us are fortunate enough to compete on the football field. we all have aspirations for excellence, whether we seek the best and we tend to recruit from the same pool. but we are different in character, and that difference to some disagree is an advantage and recruiting faculty and students in other cases. particularly when we look at our support can be a challenge. let me tell a story a that illustrates this. back in the days when i was learning to be a university administrate. i had opportunity to spend an afternoon with derrek. at that time michigan and harvard issue a communication channel between public and private. he noted correctly that the vast wealthy of hard could be focused in ways that were hard for an institution like michigan to be imagine. we can deploy resources to recruit outstanding faculty and students. it's difficult for you to compete. he went on to say and institutions like michigan had one advant
of america. and we're going to have to produce out of our republican team here, that means the whole american team, a voice that can heal that back together. i think that's what the essential components that we have to put down on a way forward, how we heal this country back together as americans to stop the class warfare, which is part of this fiscal cliff, class warfare, stop the ethnic worker, stop the gender warfare, stop the sexual orientation warfare. it's all divided, driven by the president to pit people against each other because he calculates that he gets the political gain. and i think he needs to be held accountable for that. history will. we need to this time. >> we have time for one more. this gentleman has been waiting patiently. [inaudible] >> over the long haul, in the spending debate, is paul ryan's budget plan still kind of the starting point for you guys? or will this discussion right now change? [inaudible] >> remember, even that will solve this problem, so we've at least got to get to paul's plan. many of us support the republican committee budget which we thought was ma
to a person who basically started one of latin america's first online news outlets, a fabulous online news outlet. he was saying is almost as if david copperfield were at the border when these suv is packed with methamphetamines and other drugs and narcotics were funneled into the united states, as if they magically vanish when they hit the united states. who is doing reporting on the criminal distribution networks in united states, atlanta, dallas, los angeles -- who is doing that reporting here? so much attention is focused on what is happening in mexico, we are lamenting the strengths or weaknesses of reporting in mexico. the mexican reporters, especially the regional ones, were hardest hit. it is the once in these regional outlets like tijuana. they want to know who was telling the other side of the story and who is doing the money reporting, all these narco dollars. who is doing the story about money laundering? i do not know if i answered your question, but that is certainly a kind of push back there. who is telling the good story and -- big story and the small story? >> let me bring
who whoever is the white house political director. america first. shouldn't we put america's interest ahead of any other country? any other country? ally, foe, america first. keep repeating that and applying it to the problems that scott talked about. i think that would have some effect. >> is there still a window, what do you think the president could do? >> i think the window for some sort of detaunt with iran is more open than for a two-state solution in that opposition would be easier to overcome and -- i -- it, i mean, the example that comes to mind is nixon going to china which was considered hugely weird, and he could have never campaigned on it, and the chinese were, you know, killing american soldiers in vietnam by transferring weapons, and they had a regime considered a crazy state ready to lose nuclear weapons today because they came out with several hundred people and the west would not, and, yet, they also had a lie, and they had a government that was, you know, very business like, and in terms of being able to apply kissinger's outreach. i think that situation may exist
america. what is the path forward, particularly related to the hispanic vote? >> i would say first, angina, i have to think of myself, i'm a businessman, as sympathetic with the business community. i think the business community has not taken a leadership role on the immigration issue. and finding realistic reasonable compromise i is and felt it witn the republican party, and getting some of the more exotic opinion leaders and talk radio people to shut the hell up. so i think part of it, when you're in a hole, stop digging. and the republican party needs, they need to, number one, address the immigration issue and stop alienating latino voters. now, look, i think, you know, you can, i don't think we're ever going to see any appreciable number of puerto ricans ever voting republican. but with mexican-americans and cubans already do, but with mexican-americans, as mexican-americans incomes rise, the willingness to consider voting republican goes up. and yet we have romney, i think it's one of the worst, if you're going to say what were the two worst substantive decisions made romney made, on
in the united states. and it's the beginning of these gaps that we talk about that create a different america. better to have a system that says every child that god has given the ability to being literate, by the start of fourth grade is literate. and develop strategies to make sure that it happens. have no tolerance for the political correctness of our time, that assures that too many people, too many young people, particularly kids living at or near the poverty level will have no chance to be successful. the states that embrace these social promotion policy that does not allow that to happen, that recognizes that we need early intervention for reading strategies as has been implement in states like colorado, and has no tolerance for the acceptance of failure will be the states that excel over the next decade of done. accountability, truly, truly matters. in seven states have started on this journey. talk to them about how hard it is but talk to them about the joy of seeing how you can change lives at an early age to ensure that the kids begin to graduate from high school, rather than being
america. in my role as chairman of the congressional sportsmen's caucus, outdoors mern and women tell me about the important access to public lands. what good does it do to protect land for hunting, fishing and hiking if folks aren't able to goat to it? and right now there are some 35 million acres of public land that sportsmen can't access. that is why this bill requires at 1.5% of the annual funding from the land and water conservation fund is set aside to increase public access to public lands. ensuring sportsmen to some of the best places to hunt and fish in the country. right now the congress delegates all power to determine land water conservation funding priorities to the executive branch. we can add or subtract money from the president's budget request. congress cannot determine how that money gets spent. this provision ensures that the administration and the next one must authorize -- must prioritize access to public lands. my bill also reauthorizes the north american wetlands conservation act. this voluntary initiative provides matching grantings to landowners who set aside cri
are going to lose when we go through all the tax expenditures and gave the people of america what they needed to tax with 8% to 70 grams, 14 up to 210. we did all that. it's all there. it's all in the 64 page report, and it's still there and it isn't going away. >> our hope is that during this lame-duck, you know, you can't rewrite the tax code in 48 days, and for us we are -- the american people should be disappointed. while the rest of the country has been having a, you know, what can best be described as a very fragile and economic recovery. in washington all they've been having is an election. and if any business was facing the equivalent of a $7.2 trillion hit and it's got and that's what we have over the next decade that is what the economic effect of this will become the expiration of the bush tax cut, the expiration of a payroll tax and the patch that is put in order so that i won't hit the middle class expiration of the unemployment benefits, the sequester which is the senseless across-the-board cuts that came about because of the failure of the super committee. and no bu
of america's health challenges on hiv/aids, malaria has elevated global health to a new and costly u.s. foreign policy subjective. for the leaders, using these commitments is not only the right thing to do but make sense at a strategic level. >> security has very closely tied together a very basic level we've recognized the health of the country is clearly linked to their prosperity and their productivity and their economic well-being. that is key to the stability. >> here at csis the one to understand the decade teach about the nexus between health and security. the senior men and women in our government and military have grappled with these issues. admiral william fallon, former head of both u.s. pacific and central command, spearheaded military engagement during a 48 year career. >> the military has great cadel lenni to respond. i would say that the military is much better suited to the emergency -- we have a terrific logistics capability. we have accumulated medical and medical related capability. >> we found of the decade of military and health challenges has spread many solutio
. >> more with matthew heineman, producer and director of "escape fire," the fight to rescue america's health care. sunday night at eight on c-span's q&a. >> live picture from the bipartisan policy center here in washington, d.c., a discussion just getting underway with political analysts and pollsters taking a look at the election numbers and examining a voter turnout and demographics impact of those results. panelists include ron bernstein, and david wasserman, house editor for "the cook political report." our live coverage now here on c-span3. >> [inaudible conversations] >> okay, folks, why don't we go ahead and start. and we are live on c-span3 this brings everybody should behave, if they can to especially the panelists. minus dan glickman. i'm a senior fellow here at the bipartisan policy center, recognize my former colleague in the house who came in, and so john, my colleague john fortier will introduce the panelists but i decided this morning taking a cue after both moses and david letterman i would ask the 10 questions that i would ask about this election, and not in any par
by america's cable companies in many 1979 -- in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> now, representative michele bachmann faces democrat jim graves in their final debate in the race to represent minnesota's 6th congressional district. representative bachmann is running for her fourth term. earlier this year she was a candidate for the republican presidential nomination. jim graves is a founder and former ceo of a nationwide hotel franchise. this debate was hosted by kstp-tv in st. paul. ♪ >> moderator: and welcome 4 back. today we feature a live debate inth the 6th congressional district, the district includesm citiesse like blaine, aknow ca, monticello and st. cloud, and i'm joined by congresswoman michele bachmann and the dfl challenger, jim graves. thank you both for being here. graves: thank you very much. >> moderator: hopefully, voters and viewers can learn something about the two of you in the 6th district. mr. graves, let me start with you. you called yourself on many issues a conservative. your opponent in many of her ads paints you as big spen
our nation's former greatness to its current perfection. well, america, that someone is now. i am proud to announce that i am forming an exploratory committee -- [laughter] to lay the ground work for my possible candidacy for the president of the united states of south carolina. i'm doing it! [cheers and applause] and with your help and possibly with the help of some sort of outside group that i am not coordinating with, we can explore -- [inaudible] thank you, god bless you all, and god bless citizens united. [laughter] folk, now that the results are in, i have a major announcement to make. i will give the ore networks a moment -- the other networks a moment to wreak into their programming to carry this live. [laughter] that outta do it. okay. my fellow americans of south carolina, while your turnout on saturday was historic, unfortunately -- and no one could have predicted this -- herman cain did not win the south carolina primary. so it is with a heavy heart and a spastic colon -- [laughter] that i am rhesus pending herman cain's suspending campaign. also i am hereby officially
cliff. economists for peace and security and the new america foundation's economic growth program are hosting this panel discussion. this is expected to last to go to early this afternoon. this is live coverage on c-spa c-span2. >> questions of military security, national security, economic security, social security, with the broad questions that we have all been grappling with four, intensely for the last four or five years. we are, strictly speaking, a professional organization. we are not an advocacy or lobbying group. we gather together, professionals working on these questions represent only themselves, and who had the advantage i believe of being able to speak to you with clarity and conviction. eps is also a membership organization. our website is www.eps u.s.a..org. and i would invite all of you who are here and all who may be watching to visit the website. and if you share the goals and objectives of the organization to join us, or to lend us your support. we have a great advantage in privilege of having a very strong supporter and great friend in bernard schwartz, after
in america 1000 people are asked if they are lesbian, gay or transgender. most had never been asked that question before. about 3.5% said yes and the exit polling said that 5% of the electorate said yes and so what that allows us to do though is, so we had data, have data from june that was collected from june to september and for the first time we do not just look at the national vote that we start to look at regional and state level votes. what i did was a little analysis to see not just how the lgbt vote affected the national election and certainly from the national posture vote, it turns out that the lgbt support for obama was about the size of his victory over romney, and so you can credibly make the argument that for the popular vote, the lgbt vote, data is different but of course that is not how you win the presidency in the united states. the issue is what it did in the state elections and what i found really interesting, the same scenario for the popular vote in the national vote happens for ohio and florida so the lgbt support for obama is bigger in ohio and florida band i
. we shouldn't rule out the entire range of potential terrorist attacks and what would do to america's relations and to america's set of priorities in the middle east taking down an airplane blowing of the series of embassies and attacking civilians, foreign governments as was tried in washington with the attack on the saudi ambassador and the foreign governments using terrorism even on our soil. it is a whole range of possibilities. let's not for close dealing with them. third, a sinai clash on steroids. we saw in august of 2011, how the attempt by terrorists, the effort by the terrorists to kill the israelis triggered the reaction that ended up with the egypt and israel peace treaty being this far away from total collapse. i measured this as being the thickness on the door of the israeli embassy in cairo outside of which the protesters were banding down the door to attack the american -- the diplomats on the other side of the door. and that is when the military controlled egypt. today there is a different situation. another clash triggered by terrorists seeking to promote egypt, is
a threat to america, we do have to take decisive action, we do have to show our might, and we have to make sure. but i don't want to get it to that point because, ladies and gentlemen, we have the technology. their bombs are not sophisticated enough, and they don't have it. we need to prevent them from getting that technology. we need to stop that immediately. but, of course, if our, if our sovereignty was ever threatened or our friends in the middle east, we need to go after them. >> moderator: senator hatch. hatch: much of what scott has said i agree with, we have to protect our friends in the middle east, and that certainly includes israel. i just want everybody to know how deeply i feel about protecting israel. but also doing well with moderate arab nations so that we can have a relationship over there. but let's face it, we simply cannot allow iran that is dedicated to to blitz ration of israel -- the obliteration of israel and others have a nuclear weapon. we're not going to let them do it. >> moderator: the next question comes from morgan cotti of the utah foundation. >> in the surv
capitol building today. all around america, we have government officials and private sector officials who are trying to thwart, the people are trying to destroy their businesses and parts of our country, infrastructure. but i have said here so many different times, senator lieberman spoke, senator feinstein is on the floor, the chairman of the intelligence committee, the record is here. we have told everybody for months, months something's going to happen, and we have laid the groundwork, i'm sorry to say, to blame you guys for not doing something to take care of this issue. it's a big issue. it's an important issue for our country. this should have nothing to do with partisan politics. why the chamber of commerce is doing what they're doing is beyond my ability to comprehend. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. mr. grassley: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. grassley: i have asked for the opportunity to speak now. the presiding officer: the senate is in a quorum call. mr. grassley: i ask the caution of the
a recognition that every person in america knows we must reach agreement. the speakers spoke about the framework going into next year and i was focusing on how we send the message of confidence to the consumers to the markets in the short run, too. that is to say that we should have a goal in terms of how much deficit reduction we should have a deadline before christmas and milestones of success so that confidence can build in as we reach our solution because if we do not reach agreement, not only will we miss the opportunity for doing something good for our economy and lifting the spirits and confidence in the country we will have an economic downturn that must be avoided. we understand our responsibility and that it has to be about cuts and revenue and growth. it has to be about future. so as we cut investments and as we talk about revenue, we have to do so in a way that promotes growth and supports the future. it was good. i feel confident that a solution may be inside. >> i can only echo the observation of the other leaders that was a constructive meeting. we all understand that where we are
lose sight of something. in america, we are not like other health care systems. we are not like britain or canada. our philosophy and dna -- we have a moral imperative to take care people from prenatal care to our seniors. i do support affordable care act because it is the best present we have had in decades. but it is who we are as americans. we take care people when they are ill. we do not turn people away. hospitals, we do not deny people coverage. all the affordable care act does is make sure that we can identify help people. so i do support it. >> moderator: for millions of american come almost 300,000 people here in maine, social security is a safety net. one third of those benefits, 65 and older, rely on social security as their entire income. that's it. the average monthly benefit is $1065. please tell us what your plan for social security, not only for today's seniors, but also for future generations. i will start with cynthia dill. dill: ague. i have a 94-year-old grandmother who only lives on social security. i know so many people in maine in america rely on it. you can thank
the ostrich scenario instead our heads in the ground, it won't be long before all of america will be able to do is take care of a couple old coot like me and outgunned by a few tax. that's it. we have to change. so if you like education, if you think we should be investing in research, if you think we should do something about this $4 trillion of deferred maintenance web our highways and bridges, then we better grow up, and will better understand we've got to make some cuts throughout this budget or we're not going to be able to invest in any of the things that america has to invest in to be competitive in the future in a knowledge-based global economy. >> something has changed since december 2010, and that is the kind of support you're getting from some in the business community. pretty vocal supporters within the business community, fix the debt campaign. are you satisfied with the level of support, and of those business leaders going far enough and actually offering specifics what you want to sacrifice themselves, whether corporate tax breaks that may have to fall by the wayside as wel
obama, look at america's strategic competitiveness and a speech about drones warfare. again that starts at 8 p.m. eastern right here on c-span2. >> there are many people who might even take issue with grant saving the union during the civil war, didn't lincoln do that? well, yeah, he did and i'm not going to say grant was the only person who saved the union. but he was the commanding general of the army that put blankets policies into effect. and he was the general who accepted the surrender of the army of northern virginia. under robert e. lee the end of the war. so if anybody won the war on the battlefield, if you could say that any one person did, and, of course, you can't, but one of the people we'd dashed things we did in history as we generalize because history reality is simply too complicated to get our heads around if we do with it in its full complexity. so grant saved the union during the civil war, and i do contend that grant saved the union during reconstruction as well. >> from obscurity and clean as annoyed to a courthouse in appomattox and 1600 pennsylvania avenue, h.w.
that this, we should be leaning a diplomatic effort. but i'm not a fan of those who want to blame america for the situation, or blame american action up to now for the terrible deterioration that has taken place. remember jeane kirkpatrick at a republican convention, i think we nominating ronald reagan, excoriating the democrats are also the blaming america first. i would say to our arab friends, you have to be careful, too, because first we were to present in the middle east, and i would agree with that, now the charges were absent in the mideast. effect of the the matter is that a number of syria's neighbors have different interests and are pursuing their interests in different ways. it's very hard to pull together a coalition of the friends of syria, and give it to be effective, but we have to try. i, like others, i don't have much hope for iran. in fact, i have no hope for iran as it does help with with all of us. but as bad as putin in the russians had behaved, i don't think we can give up on russia because they do know the syrian military there in getting bashar al-assad out of the
their followers can we did the right thing. america is ready to us. america wasn't ready to follow in the fall on the basis of that vote. for some people will still be where they are, but a lot of people won't. i think the most important thing is we keep it in the calculation of how many democrats and republicans. elections don't only change the people in office, but they also change the minds of people who get reelected. it doesn't mean they become something new and different, but i'll bet you a lot of those freshmen republicans will be differently. i came in as a freshman democrat and we were sure we could talk in washington or reform it and everything else and pretty soon we were part of the problem. but the point being that everybody learns in the process. and as i learned from a southern colleagues a good expression of certain issues now come under that rubric that dog won't hunt. the certain issues will go off the table, although rhetorically still there for the beast on that thing. what the republican congress is not going to have those on taking money away from the opposite kind of thi
. this is only part of the america i see. i see another child. he hears the trains go by, trains a faraway places where he would like to go. it seems like an impossible dream. a father he had to go to work sacrificed everything so that his son could go to college. the gentle quaker mother with a passionate concern for peace who quietly wept when he went to war but understood way yet to go. the teacher or remarkable football coach and inspirational manager encouraged him on his way. the courageous wife stood by him in victory and in defeat. and in his chosen profession of politics, there were hundreds and then thousands and millions who were for his success and tonight he stands before you nominated as the president of the united states. you can see why it believes a deeply in the american dream. for most of us the american revolution has been one. the american dream has come true and what i ask you to do tonight is to help me make that dream come true for millions of children. it's an impossible dream today. ladies and gentlemen, when a republican leader can read that word and read that speech wi
of the national security conference hosted by the world affairs council of america. it's 45 minutes. [applause] it's a great pleasure to be here with such a great panel. 3g ambassadors and one globally renowned journalist and scholars. so, i've been told that there have been a lot of questions about pakistan and afghanistan so far in your proceedings, and i think we have a first-rate panel to start dealing with them. what i'm going to do in terms of focusing that discussion is i am going to tee off with questions to each of the panelists. one to each and then i will allow for a little bit of fallout and then i will open the floor to you so you have a little more time to engage with them. but the end debate could begin with the ambassador munter her you already got his biography that is i think in some ways almost uniquely positioned to provide us a very recent perspective on what pakistan looks like to the united states to the official american advisers and diplomats and also has lifted the u.s. pakistan relationship during what was an exceedingly difficult and trying time which is no reflection o
% of our population wears america's cloth. and when the navy is doing our job, we're most often a long, long way from home. we are truly america's away team. that's why we name some of our ships for states and other places in this america, it's a reminder of home for those who serve and a visible representation of america in every port around the globe. there's always a strong connection between the people of the state and the ship that bears its name. for that and for many other reasons, i'm very proud to announce also today that dr. jill biden has agreed to serve as sponsor of the uss delaware. dr. biden, as you all know, our nation's second lady, a proud blue star mom and a renowned and accomplished educator. her military connections run very deep and very strong. many of us know of bo biden's service in the u.s. army including deployment to iraq. but a couple of weeks ago it was announced that dr. biden's son hunter will receive a commission in the united states navy as a public affairs officer. her support of the military goes far beyond that of the service of her sons. dr. biden
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